Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift Road Test

Hardcore Hot Hatch: The VW Golf GTI Clubsport Puts The FUN In Functional….Just Not On This Side Of The Ocean

(By Tom Lohnes) – Are you in the market for a sub-300 horsepower, track-focused front-wheel-drive hatchback you can’t get here? Me neither but if you’re European and you are, the new VW...

Long Roof and A Long Name: The Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Sports Turismo Hauls!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Are you a retired racecar driver? Is 591(Audi RS6) or 630 horsepower (Mercedes E63 S) not enough for you in a 5-seat Wagon? Well, Porsche has you covered with 693hp in the...

That Voodoo That You Did So Well: The Mustang GT350 Is Giving Way To The Mach 1

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well folks, that’s it: The beast of a car that is the Mustang GT350 has been discontinued in favor of the seemingly comparativly lazy Mach 1. The Mustang GT350 and its...

The New 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Isn’t Much Of A Cross, and Eclipse, or Anything Else

(By Tom Lohnes) – Breaking news, Mistubishi is not out of the car business yet and they actually have announced a “new” model for 2021. We’re not exactly sure that is a good...

The New Z Car Has Been Shown And It Sure Looks Good On Paper – Here’s Our Take

(By Tom Lohnes) – After 12 long years, a new Z car has arrived, and it doesn’t disappoint. Replacing the 370Z, the Z Proto/400Z/Fairlady Z made a giant splash in the car community at its...

Bargain Of The Century? The Durango Hellcat Stacks Up Crazy Good Against Other Big Horsepower SUVs!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you have $82,000 to spend on a 6-seat SUV that has over 700 horsepower? If the answer is yes, Dodge has you covered. With a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a 11.6-second...

Wait, What? The Start Of The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reveal Process Is Decidedly Weird

(By Tom Lohnes) – Just as the hype for the new Bronco simmers down, Jeep teased the expedition-sized Wagoneer in about the weirdest way possible. Releasing pictures of the back half of the...

Where’s The Beef: Here’s Three Of The Most Pokey New Cars You Can Buy Right Now

(By Tom Lohnes) – The average amount of horsepower a new vehicle sold in America makes is right around 200, give or take. As there is a lot of high-horsepower exotic cars there are also a few...

The Everyday Supercar: We Cruise The Mind Boggling 2020 McLaren GT

We’re normal guys around here. Obviously. If you have spent more than five minutes reading BangShift over the last 12 years you know that our tastes skew toward the low buck, the junkyard...

The VW Arteon R Is The Newest Hot Sedan From Germany To Land On American Shores

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Volkswagen Arteon is probably a car you don’t know existed. Released to most of the world in 2017 and then in America in 2019, the Arteon is a good-looking fastback...

Hold The Slush: You Can Now Get Focus and Fiesta ST Models In Europe With A 10-Speed Automatic

(By Tom Lohnes) – Since the Ford Focus and Fiesta ST’s departure from America, a lot has changed. Both of the models have downsized from 4 cylinders to 3, and basically everything has...

Porsche Has Released The Specs On The All-New 992 Targa – Big Horsepower, Big Performance, Big Money

(By Tom Lohnes) – This week has been so far so good on new car releases with the Toyota Venza coming back and the Sienna minivan taking some styling cues from the Supra, but one in particular...

Smart Money: BangShift Road Test (With Video!) Of The 2020 Nissan Sentra SV – A New Look, A New Car, A Good Buy?

Building a really good small car is a hard, hard thing. In fact, it’s a thing so hard that American car companies have basically decided that they no longer even want to try. These are cars...

Son Of An Alco: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Is A Road Going Luxury Locomotive

If you are shopping the top end of the domestic pickup truck market you are looking at heavier duty rigs, likely with all the bells and whistles, a diesel drivetrain, and as much chrome as you can...